Nike SB’s blending of past and present typically consists of taking a classic silhouette and outfitting it with updated cushioning and materials for skate-ready use. The BRSB, aka the Blue Ribbon SB, takes it a step further by completely modifying the iconic design of the Cortez, the running shoe that many associate with the origins of Nike.
Already featured in a black and white colorway, this upcoming colorway is doused in the OG Cortez look, with varsity reds and royals accenting the white and sail upper. The toothy edges of the lace-collar and toe-stripe further cement the Cortez DNA, as does the signature traction pattern. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the BRSB is the midsole; instead of a cosmetic stripe, Nike has cut out a hole in sole to reveal the blue colored insole.
The Nike BRSB is set to hit skateshops and Nike.com soon; see the official images ahead and stay tuned for release updates.